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Assistant Professor in Health and Wellness Studies

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY
Closing date
Jul 11, 2021

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Category:: Faculty
Department:: Health and Wellness Studies
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Jun 7, 2021
Closes:: Jul 11, 2021 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 1440
Position ID:: 131922

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

The Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences (DCONHS), Division of Health and Wellness Studies, invites applications for an Assistant Professor position with a strong background in Health Promotion, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Health Care Policy, or another health-related field. We are seeking applicants with a broad background in health-related fields for flexibility in teaching courses in our general education program and academic minor. This full-time, tenure-track faculty position is at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2021. We are seeking applicants with expertise in a transdisciplinary approach to teaching and research, program development, grant writing, and connections with local agencies for intern placement.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and academic preparation. The Division of Health and Wellness emphasizes teaching, research, and service. We anticipate beginning applicant review as soon as possible. The position reports to the Director of Health and Wellness Studies.


The successful candidate will possess strong evaluation research interest and capability. Collaborative qualities of the candidate are essential as evidenced by previous work on collaborative grant applications, projects and community connections.

Qualified applicants must hold an earned doctorate (PhD) or terminal degree in a health-related field such as Doctorate in Chiropractic (DC), Doctorate in Exercise Science, or Doctorate in Physical Therapy. ABD candidates will be considered. Certifications as a Registered Dietician (RD) or Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) are encouraged. A minimum of 3 years of teaching in a higher education setting is required.

Preference is given to those who have taught at the graduate level and have some experience teaching health-related pre-professionals in an online environment. The position may require teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as faculty responsibilities such as advising, committee responsibilities, scholarship, and service to the school and university. Experience with a variety of technologies to support on-line as well as in class teaching is preferred. Participation and membership in professional organizations is encouraged.

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected].

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit applications, including a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three professional references to Binghamton University Interview Exchange. The Decker School of Nursing is committed to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching and working environment. Please submit your application by July 11, 2021.


Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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